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Summary

  1. Our live page coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 30 May 2017

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By Claire Cottingham, Bob Dale and Stuart Maisner

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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We hope you've enjoyed our general election debate coverage today.

The political discussion continues on BBC Radio Kent until 01:00 BST.

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Election debate: Security

Our election debate is now discussing the issue of security.

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Election debate: Security

Our election debate is now discussing the issue of security.

What do you think?

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Brexit was key theme at election debate

Brexit was a key theme at our election debate - here's what the candidates had to say.

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Election debate: The NHS

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Election debate: The NHS

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Election debate: The NHS

Our election debate is now discussing the issue of the NHS.

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Election debate: The NHS

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Blundell: 'I don't want to live in a country where I face people with guns'

Liberal Democrat candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell told the BBC South East Election debate that no act of terrorism should ever be an excuse to ramp up military on our streets.

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Wauchope: 'We were making a pointless gesture'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

UKIP candidate Piers Wauchope has criticised the Government's high-visibility policing approach following recent terror attacks. He was speaking during a BBC South East general election debate.

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Chowney: 'How can you not link foreign policy with terrorism?'

Labour candidate Peter Chowney believes this is an area which needs to be discussed.

He was speaking at a BBC South East Election 2017 debate.

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Lucas: 'You can't suddenly demonise a whole community'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Green candidate Caroline Lucas says recent terror attacks are not an exclusively Muslim problem.

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Collins defends government stance on terror

Conservative candidate Damian Collins says intelligence-led policing is essential following recent terror attacks in Manchester and Westminster.

He was speaking at the BBC South East Election 2017 debate.

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Election debate: Piers Wauchope

Here's a look at who is taking part in our election debate.

You can see a list of the candidates standing in your area here.

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Election debate: Caroline Lucas

Here's a look at who is taking part in our election debate.

You can see a list of the candidates standing in your area here.

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Election debate: Kelly-Marie Blundell

Here's a look at who is taking part in our election debate.

You can see a list of the candidates standing in your area here.

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Election debate: Peter Chowney

Here's a look at who is taking part in our election debate.

You can see a list of the candidates standing in your area here.

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Election debate: Damian Collins

Here's a look at who is taking part in our election debate.

You can see a list of the candidates standing in your area here.

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BBC South East Election 2017 debate

This was the scene as we recorded our Election 2017 debate in St Leonards last night.

Election 2017 debate panel
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On the panel were (from left to right)

  • Piers Wauchope, UKIP candidate
  • Kelly-Marie Blundell, Liberal Democrat candidate
  • Peter Chowney, Labour candidate
  • Natalie Graham, BBC South East presenter
  • Damian Collins, Conservative candidate
  • Caroline Lucas, Green candidate

You can watch the full debate on BBC One now.

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Election debate audience
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#PMfortheday: Teens on education, wages and the homeless

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We asked teenagers from across the South East what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

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'If I were Prime Minister for the day'

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

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People in Shoreham have been speaking of their shock at a terror-related arrest
The seaside town has been shocked by the arrest over the Manchester attack.

'Horrific...so insensitive'

Briohny Williams

South East Today reporter

Harmless thrill-seeking or disrespectful?

There's anger at the use of a notorious suicide spot for extreme sports.

That's the end of the debate

BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey election debate

It's underway at the Chequer Mead in East Grinstead.

We'll be bringing you reaction and analysis here.

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The sun will come out tomorrow

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

After this weekend's rain and thunderstorms, the picture for tomorrow's looking brighter.

Here's my forecast.

Will there be another summer of disruption?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Truck drivers are reporting fresh attacks by migrants around the port of Calais.

The so-called Jungle refugee camp, which held up to 7,000 people, was demolished in October, after repeated attempts to board lorries and trains led to widespread disruption of cross-Channel traffic.

Calais Jungle
AP

Many of the camp's occupants were dispersed around France, but now hauliers are reporting an increase in attempts, often violent, to board their vehicles.

We've heard from various drivers that there are sleeping bags by the roads in Calais, there was an incident about a week ago where migrants had put a bins full of rocks on the ring road around the port of Calais, to stop the truck and try to get on board. Some trucks had broken windscreens, fat tyres and one driver ended up in hospital for a broken nose.'

Pauline BastidonHead of European Policy, Freight Transport Association
Calais Jungle
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They've got more visible, you can see them on the roads, they will attack us again. There's another little camp being built, which will probably just get bigger and bigger and we'll be back to square one again. You can see them coming down the road, somebody's going to get seriously hurt.'

Colin PettsTruck driver from Canterbury
Calais Jungle
AP

The Road Haulage Association, which represents thousands of drivers, has written to the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, urging him to deploy troops in the area.

For the third successive summer we are once again calling for the French to deploy their military to restore law and order to the Region so that hauliers and the people of Calais can live and work safely, securely and without fearing acts of violence and intimidation from those whose only goal is to reach the shores of the United Kingdom at any cost.'

Richard BurnettChief Executive, Road Haulage Association